Sunday, December 15, 2019

Kings Christmas bird count master list

Here below is the Kings species list all 129 at least.

Legend IRR is Irregular 4-7 times last ten years,Rare is 0-3 last ten years

Many thanks to our compilers Mike Yuan and Chris Laskowski assisting,Paul Keim announcing,Bobbi Manian organizing the teams. And all the volunteer s who participated in the count and dinner setup.

Special thanks to Maria Carrasco of the Prospect Park Alliance for gracious use of the beautiful Boathouse for our dinner tally.

Next year's count is Dec 19th

Till then, Happy Holidays and good boiding to you!


Brooklyn Xmas Count Annual Report: 2019
Snow Goose 450
Brant 7072
Canada Goose 1772
Mute Swan 83
Wood Duck 4
Northern Shoveler 195
Gadwall 38
American Wigeon 14
Mallard 367
American Black Duck 522
Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal 40
Redhead 1 RARE
Ring-necked Duck 2 RARE
Greater Scaup 509
Lesser Scaup 130
Common Eider 1 IRR
Surf Scoter 3
White-winged Scoter 34
Black Scoter 42
Scoter (sp.) 2
Long-tailed Duck 146
Bufflehead 694
Common Goldeneye 69
Hooded Merganser 47
Common Merganser 2 IRR
Red-breasted Merganser 522
Ruddy Duck 633
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Horned Grebe 28
Rock Pigeon 829
Mourning Dove 545
American Coot 21
American Oystercatcher 5 RARE
Black-bellied Plover 3
Killdeer 5
Ruddy Turnstone 2 IRR
Sanderling 322
Dunlin 8
Purple Sandpiper 17
American Woodcock 11
Wilson's Snipe cw IRR
Laughing Gull 2 RARE
Ring-billed Gull 2224
Herring Gull 989
Iceland Gull 1 RARE
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 RARE
Great Black-backed Gull 280
Black Skimmer cw RARE
Red-throated Loon 26
Common Loon 66
Northern Gannet 27
Double-crested Cormorant 52
Great Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 19
Black-crowned Night-Heron 8 IRR
Bald Eagle cw RARE
Northern Harrier 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7
Cooper's Hawk 16
Northern Goshawk 1 RARE
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 IRR
Red-tailed Hawk 22
Barn Owl 3 IRR
Great Horned Owl 1
Snowy Owl 1 IRR
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 IRR
Belted Kingfisher 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 56
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15
Downy Woodpecker 57
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 55
American Kestrel 9
Merlin 6
Peregrine Falcon 3
Monk Parakeet 12
Eastern Phoebe 4 RARE
Blue Jay 174
American Crow 372
Fish Crow 314 IRR
Common Raven 4 IRR
Horned Lark 81
Tree Swallow 123 IRR
Black-capped Chickadee 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 5
House Wren 2 RARE
Winter Wren 6
Carolina Wren 93
Golden-crowned Kinglet 14 IRR
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 20
Hermit Thrush 9
American Robin 157
Gray Catbird 18
Brown Thrasher 2 IRR
Northern Mockingbird 161
European Starling 2985
Cedar Waxwing 30
House Sparrow 460
American Pipit 5
House Finch 145
American Goldfinch 52
Lapland Longspur 2 RARE
Snow Bunting 127
Chipping Sparrow 20
Field Sparrow 18
Fox Sparrow 53
American Tree Sparrow 23
Dark-eyed Junco 92
White-crowned Sparrow cw IRR
White-throated Sparrow 642
Vesper Sparrow 1 RARE
Savannah Sparrow 18
Song Sparrow 469
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 RARE
Swamp Sparrow 94
Eastern Towhee 12
Eastern Meadowlark 10 IRR
Baltimore Oriole 1 RARE
Red-winged Blackbird 46
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Common Grackle 1
Boat-tailed Grackle 38 IRR
Ovenbird 1 RARE
Black-and-white Warbler 1 RARE
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 1 RARE
Palm Warbler 6
Pine Warbler 1 IRR
Yellow-rumped Warbler 453
Wilson's Warbler 1 RARE
Northern Cardinal 240
Species Count:
Number Seen:
NOTE: "cw" = Count Week only

Subject: 2019 Brooklyn CBC preliminary results
Date: Sun Dec 15 2019 16:01 pm
From: mjyuan AT
On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, over 90 participants
conducted the 111th Brooklyn Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

The count day's weather allayed days of hand-wringing over a potential
soaker with a mild but misty day with highly reduced visibility. In short, we
found pleasant surprises among expected shortfalls. Despite a near record-low
of 26,834 individuals seen, the above-average species count of 129 is the
highest since we set our all-time high of 134 in 2012. 

In addition to the eleven long-standing count sectors, Louis
Demarco and Bonnie Aldinger resurrected one that had been dormant for seventeen
years, the Jamaica Bay Boat. The intrepid duo kayaked to islands in the bay,
scanning habitat not visible from the land-based sectors, and pulling out two
count saves (species seen in only one sector) in the process � American Oystercatcher and Dunlin.

Rare birds (seen 3 or fewer times in the last 10 years) include
Redhead, Ring-Necked Duck, American Oystercatcher, Laughing Gull, Iceland Gull,
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Northern Goshawk (last seen in 2007), Eastern Phoebe
(all-time high of 4), House Wren, Lapland Longspur, Lincoln�s Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow,
Baltimore Oriole, and 4 warblers (Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Nashville
Warbler, Wilson�s Warbler).

Greater Yellowlegs and Tufted Titmouse were the worst
misses, both missed for the first time ever on the count. Bonaparte�s Gull and Red-breasted Nuthatch
rounded out the coulda-beens. 

High counts centered around the terrestrial, with all-time
highs set with 11 American Woodcock, 240 Northern Cardinals, 93 Carolina Wren
(more than double the previous high), 20 Chipping Sparrow, and 4 Common Ravens,
who continue to establish themselves as likely breeding regulars in Kings

Not surprising on a foggy day, we set all-time lows with
waterfowl and gulls, with 14 American Wigeon, 367 Mallard, 509 Greater Scaup,
28 Horned Grebe, 8 Dunlin, 989 Herring Gull, and 14 Great Cormorant. 

The ongoing count week species consist of Wilson�s Snipe, Bald
Eagle, and Black Skimmer, and White-crowned sparrow. 

Many thanks to all the sector leaders and counters, and to Bobbi
Manian for coordinating the count teams. Much
gratitude for the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance for hosting the
count dinner at the Prospect Park Boathouse and Audubon Center.

Special thanks to Rick Cech, who compiled the Brooklyn CBC
for 27 years, and developed proprietary software to manage this count and display real-time stats to keep our count dinner attendees entertained through
the night (right?).

Mike Yuan and Chris Laskowski

Co-Compilers, Brooklyn CBC